My boyfriend says we don’t need contraception because he will pull out before he cums. Is this a good idea?


No. Pulling out (also known as the withdrawal method) is not a good way to avoid pregnancy. Men can leak sperm before they cum and it’s easy to stay a little bit too long until it’s too late. It takes a lot of self-control to pull out in time. Even if you use this withdrawal effectively, it will not protect you from sexually transmitted infections including HIV. Many people get pregnant using this method.